Example: Stacked Switches across Several Racks

Top-of-Rack Stack Installation shows five switches installed at the tops of five adjacent racks. To accommodate the shortest possible cables, immediately adjacent switches are not always connected together. Port 2 on one switch is connected to Port 1 on the next connected switch. If the easy setup feature is used to configure the stack parameters, the assigned slot numbers will be as shown in the figure.

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Top-of-Rack Stack Installation
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Stacked Switches across Several Racks: Connections lists the recommended order for connecting the stacking ports in this example.
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Stacked Switches across Several Racks: Connections

Connect this slot and port . . . . . . To this slot and port
Slot 1 Rack A Port 2 Slot 2 Rack B Port 1
Slot 2 Rack B Port 2 Slot 3 Rack D Port 1
Slot 3 Rack D Port 2 Slot 4 Rack E Port 1
Slot 4 Rack E Port 2 Slot 5 Rack C Port 1
Slot 5 Rack C Port 2 Slot 1 (Rack A Port 1